Countdown to the Emmys Day 5: Outstanding Lead Actor
The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor came prepared: Peter Bergman brought his dreaminess. Doug Davidson, his index finger of fury. Jon Lindstrom came equipped with good will from people who have enjoyed him on numerous soaps. Michael Park has all sorts of positive attributes, we're assuming, while James Scott brought a face we can only describe as "really, really, ridiculously good-looking".
But did they bring the things that Emmy voters hold dear? Things like:
- Breaks down/tailspin
- Confronts/blasts/rips into/tears into, etc.
- Illness--mental illness, cancer, coma, miscarriage, shot, injured, etc.
We're going to analyze their submitted episodes to see how much Emmy bait they managed to pack in. And then? Vote for who you think should win and will win and curse the world, either silently or aloud, that David Canary was not nominated because seriously, what the hell is that all about?! But we're getting ahead of ourselves--Emmy snubs will soon be addressed with the caps lock of FURY, don't you worry. First, our nominees...
Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless: Jack tried to figure out what was next the morning after having found out that Sharon slept with Billy. Jack convinced Sharon to stay with him, even if the baby was not his. Later, Jack confronted his brother, Billy, about his betrayal.
Score: 2...and lots of hearts.
Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless: Paul blasted Victor as the reason that his mild-mannered sister, Patty, had become a monster. Victor insisted that he had no part in Patty's transformation, but Paul refused to believe him. Later, Paul was stunned when Jack informed him that Patty had been kidnapped.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Paul would be distraught to learn that this episode description only garnered him a two! Distraught!
When will that stop being the best thing to ever happen to television? Never, right?
Jon Lindstrom, As the World Turns: Craig and Rosanna collided over money that he claimed she'd stolen from him. Rosanna noted that the money had been hers in the first place. As Craig headed to the police station to report Rosanna's illegal activities, Carly attempted to run him down to "scare" him.
Michael Park, As the World Turns: Jack visited the hospital to look at Katie's newborn. There, Katie asked him to tell her the truth about how her husband (and Jack's brother) had been killed. Tearfully, Jack revealed that he'd been the one to kill Brad because of a terrible accident. Later, Jack held a gun on Craig and tried to force Craig to blame him for Brad's death.
James Scott, Days of Our Lives: An emotional E.J. ripped intoSami for the deathof their daughter, Grace. E.J. refused to listen to Sami's explanation of what happened, and later declined to be a part of the baby's burial because he hadn't been the one that had killed Grace. Alone, E.J. went to the morgue to pay a final farewell to his daughter.
James Scott seems to have the quintessential Emmy reel! Is it enough to overtake Doug Davidson's index finger?